[widget id=”ad_unit-10″]ad_unit-10[/widget]Chantix is a pill made by Pfizer in 2006 to help smokers not want to smoke.
A study of 746 smokers found that 56 percent of those who took Chantix for 12 weeks were cigarette-free during the last month of treatment. Compared with 43 percent who used the nicotine patches.
Bottom line: Chantix works AND it is better than the patch to quit smoking.
How Does Chantix Work? Chantix acts on brain receptors affected by nicotine. Chantix trips the receptors that tell your brain that it just had a cigarette.
Receptors are like switches that turn on and off. Chantix trips the “switch” so you feel the nicotine “buzz” you usually get from smoking without actually smoking.
Chantix blocks some of nicotine’s effects so that if you do smoke cigarettes won’t “work” and actually may taste bad to you. This is why Chantix is know as the wonder drug for quitting.
Bottom line: For most people who want to quit Chantix rocks!
In my own personal unofficial survey of doctors who prescribe Chantix: I learned that 70% or more of the patients who are prescribed Chantix quit smoking without any problems.
What happens if you can’t for some reason quit with Chantix? That is the problem – what to do with the 30 percent who CAN’T use Chantix to quit? There ARE other ways to quit.
Remember that any method INCLUDING quitting cold-turkey is going to have side effects. You and your doctor have to weigh each risk and come up with a solution that works best for you.
Sounds like a simplification, I know, but it is the truth. It can be done…and you can do it (if you choose).